Padres-Nats lineups for series opener

The Nationals kick off a four-game set with the San Diego Padres tonight, a team that has a really solid pitching staff but also really struggles to score.

San Diego has the fourth-best ERA in the majors at 2.82 and owns the majors' best bullpen (San Diego relievers have posted a stellar 1.74 ERA). The Padres have scored just 60 runs in 22 games, however, and come into the series having scored three runs or fewer in seven straight games.

Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball for the Nats tonight, matching up against Padres lefty Eric Stults.

For the Padres

SS Everth Cabrera
RF Chris Denorfia
LF Seth Smith
C Yasmani Grandal
3B Chase Headley
1B Yonder Alonso
2B Jedd Gyorko
CF Will Venable
LHP Eric Stults

For the Nats
CF Denard Span
3B Anthony Rendon
RF Jayson Werth
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
LF Bryce Harper
2B Danny Espinosa
C Jose Lobaton
RHP Jordan Zimmermann

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